Sugary-Sweet Art

Experience a peep show like no other, but first get your mind out of the gutter -- this peep show features marshmallow chick and bunny treats. Traditional Peeps are a decades-old tradition, but who knew they would become a huge art movement? The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Palm Beach is holding its fifth-annual "PEEPS Show" exhibit, which displays artwork made from the actual sticky, gummy, edible delights, and is having its opening night on Friday at 6 p.m. Visitors from around the world come to the exhibit, known as a pun in the art world, to see fun and inventive creations. This year, many celebrities, such as Mayor Pam Triolo, are expected to make a cameo. Last year, the inventor of Peeps, Bob Born, attended the show to not only pay tribute to his legacy but to support the artists involved, such as Karen McGovern, who created "The Life of Peep," a spinoff of the renowned movie Life of Pi. The show is so popular that McGovern even got a request to ship her piece to film director Ang Lee. There's plenty to look forward to from the exhibit other than marshmallow madness. Street performers known as FlowSource, who juggle, will be outside of the gallery for entertainment, and Mulligan's restaurant will pass out free food samples. The exhibit will be taking place from Friday through April 20 inside the gallery, which is located at 15 S. J St. in Lake Worth. The event is free and open to the public. Each year, the gallery awards five prizes to nongallery participants. This year, the top prize will be $100, and the rest of the winners will receive prizes from the Peeps Co. Anyone can submit entries to the gallery and is encouraged to contact [email protected] Call Joyce Brown at 215-205-9441 or the gallery at 561-588-8344.
April 4-20, 2014
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Stephanie Rodriguez